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obama has outspent romney 45 million to 23 million. in florida, obama spent so far 40 million to romney's 21. almost two to one. and in virginia. 33 million to romney's 19. so, the ads that on television primarily that the obama campaign able to take out these n. these three crucial states have been almost 2 to 1. now people believe that romney has a chance and his supporters are going to pony up. so that's going to now bring the ad stuff closer together and i think that, above all else, other than the personal perception is the most important thing that happened last night. >> but, look, the deciding factor is not necessarily the volume of the ads. 's it the content of the ads. and what romney succeeded in doing is undermining the theme of all the obama ads. i have seen them because i live near a swing state, virginia. and if you watched the nationals, you get every other inning the obama ad saying that mitt romney wants to raise taxes on the middle class and they have this little tiny print, which, you know, allegedly is the source of that. romney demolished that last night. how is it
. they disagreed on the $716 million that obama caught current retiree, but the medi-scare and the social security scare tactic can't be used because obama stipulated that that won't be a problem. i think by failing to raise the 45%, the cayman islands and the tax return and the bain capital, obama was basically conceding that those are not legitimate shots. how can you spend $200 million advertising to push these facts and then when you confront the guy, you don't mention them? >> greta: you see -- i actually thought that that was smart because he looks like he is above this. that he is more presidential. and he leaves the dirty work to somebody else and doesn't have fingerprints on it, if they are done in campaign ads and certainly, pac ads, rather than his own campaign. >> that's the point, greta. it's the president says this is not worth dignifying and making it an issue, this is not worth the dignity of a presidential race, how are people going to vote based on it? it's dismissing the importance of your own campaign by not alluding to it. i think the final thing is that romney put obamacare b
reporting $150 million raised last month for the obama campaign. we'll told by the romney campaign theirs is going to be impressive, but we don't have any numbers. do you have a sense that the romney campaign is keeping pace with that extraordinary fundraising result for the president's campaign? >> you know, i don't know the numbers, but my suspicion is that that's a very impressive number by president obama, and while he was, in essence, his cash on hand began to dwindle starting in may had he spent all the money on tv, this is going to get way in the weeds, but it's very important. if you're obama or romney, the money that you have in your own campaign treasury is the money most easy to spend with the biggest impact, and you're guaranteed, if you're obama or romney in getting the lowest unit rate, the lowest cost for the a tv spot buying from a tv station. outside groups like american crossroads have to pay a premium. president obama spends a dollar, we have to spend more than a dollar to get the same weight of television. a lot more of romney's money is found in the wallet of the repu
aren't sold on obama care? if you are the department of health and human services, you spend millions more on tax payer money to promote it. hhs signed a $3 million deal with weather shand wick a pr firm to promote obama care. another pr firm got paid 20 million earlier this year to push obama care. the not for profit kaiser foundation found 45 percent had a favorable opinion of obama care. 40 percent had an unfavorable opinion and 14 percent were unsure or they just wouldn't say. >>> a terrifying scene taking place in texas after a school bus runs off the road and plunges 20 feet off an over pass. three people were on board at the time and one of them was a child. reportedly good samaritans broke through the window and they rescued the young boy thank goodness. all three were taken to the hospital and no one was seriously hurt. cops say the bus hit another car and that driver also not seriously hurt. the cause of this crash is under investigation. but the bus driver claims the car cut him off. >>> a hero's welcome home for a soldier injured in afghanistan. >> army staff sergeant trav
. romney also attacked the president on the obama care issue. >> romney: cut $716 million from medicare to pay for it. i want to put the money back in medicare for our seniors. it puts in place an unelected board that's going to tell people ultimately what kind of treatments they can have. pre-existing conditions are covered unmy plan. >> eliot: the obama ad took those claims on as well. >> each one has been checked and checked again. what president obama has proposed are not cuts cuts to medicare. the verdict is the language mitt romney uses, the verdict is false. >> romney: pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan. >> i have to rate that mostly fiction. >> eliot: while the obama campaign fought back today, the president seemed tired and disconnected and glad it was all over last night. >> obama: i want to thank governor romney because i think it was a terrific debate. and i very much appreciate it. >> eliot: minutes later liberal commentators began screaming about the attack lines the president coul
and talked about creating 12 million jobs. what we saw from president obama was -- wait a minute, piers. what we saw once again was -- >> this is my show, young lady. moving to brent o'donnell at high speed. now, from a purely technical point of view, in the way that barack obama conducted himself in appearance last night, a few things surprised me. most of all as i was watching, i was live tweeting, this continual looking down at his notes, disengaging completely from mitt romney. i just thought it looked strange. >> yeah. you know, his body language, whatold an incredible story, the way he communicated last night said more than he actually said with his mouth. maria said he looked into the camera. he was looking down at his notepad way more than he was looking into the camera and his body language basically said you know, i'm not interested in being here, i'm irritated i have to be here, i'm going to argue with the moderator for five seconds and i'm going to, you know, really just kind of check out of the debate. he was totally disengaged last night, and i think it was because he was in sho
, why on earth was barack obama not correcting them during the debate in front of over 60 million americans? >> and that's what i would ask, i would love to honestly hear newt gingrich's response to this, because as he said in his previous debates, when he backed down a bit, you just cannot debate somebody who is dishonest. you just can't. this is again, quoting newt gingrich. the people say i'm a good debater. i can't debate somebody who won't tell the truth. >> what i'm asking you, why did the president not correct any of these apparent lies? it's the biggest audience of the year. it's a huge debate. it's potentially a game changing moment in the election. you say mitt romney lied 25 times. barack obama didn't point that out to the american public once. >> yeah. i think he should have corrected some of them. i'm not here as a surrogate for the obama team, but i am here telling you that you have to decide when yoare in a debate how much of your real estate you are going to spend in counteracting the lies of your opponent and how much you want to put forth your plan. the president
better than president obama -- >> i have a detailed plan to create 12 million new jobs. >> reporter: obama is celebrating this report. >> this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: a benchmark, he says, proves america is on the right track. economists say the number of new jobs being created is still not enough to significantly lower the unemploit rate. the next jobs report comes out just four days before the election. reporting live on capitol hill, i'm danielle lee, news 4. >>> health officials across the country are bracing for more cases of infection from that fungal meningitis outbreak. today the virginia department of health says about 630 people received tainted injections here. the patients have all been contacted. the health commissioner in maryland now says there's 29 cases in maryland and one death. the death toll nationwide remains at 5. in all cases, patients receive tainted steered steroid injecti pharmacy that has closed. >>> more trouble for american airlines. they had to cancel dozens of flights today so they could repair the loose seat problems. t
's fallen behind. >> under president obama we've lost half a million manufacturing jobs and china has passed us in manufacturing. >> reporter: the president argues the republicans are offering nothing new. >> it's not a plan for our economy, it's not a plan to strengthen the middle class, it is not change, it is a relapse and we're not going to do it. >> reporter: the latest jobs report, cold, hard facts certain to be the subject of a heated debate. and the next jobs report comes out just four days before the election. lynn? >> all right, brian, thank you. we begin in new jersey with one family's dramatic escape from a fast-moving fire. a surveillance camera was rolling when a mother and her five kids jumped from their third floor apartment. luckily a few good samaritans were there to help soften the landings. >>> it turns outman's best friend was behind a suspected burglary. who would have thought. when bruce's cell phone received a call from his home phone, he heard scratching and banging. so he thought he was being robbed. he called police. officers didn't find anyone in the house, but br
. >> under president obama we've lost half a million manufacturing jobs and china has passed us in manufacturing. >> reporter: the president argues the republicans are offering nothing new. >> it's not a plan to offer anything new. it is not a change, it is a relapse and we're not going to do it. rr the latest jobs report, cold, hard facts certain to be the subject of a heated debate. and economists expect the economy added a less than stellar 115,000 jobs last month. >> brian, thanks so much. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. we're going to begin in new jersey with one family's dramatic escape from a fast moving fire. a surveillance camera was rolling when a mother and their five kids jumped from their five story apartment. a few good samaritans were there to soften the landing. >>> next to utah it turns out man's best friend was behind a suspected burglary when he received a call from his home phone he heard scratching and banging so he thought he was being robbed and called police. the officers didn't find anyone in the house but
. they are pledging more money. at the same time the obama campaign raised a record $150 million in september. so let me give you the checkbook, joe. do you spend that kind of money on ads? do you beef up your ground game? what do you do with that cash? >> i think both. i think what ads allow you to do is they allow you to microtarget. tough target carefully the people who are not yet decided or the people who might at the last minute change their mind. and certainly some of the folks that might change their mind are people who are soft democrats but aren't working right now or who are displeased with the economy, with the direction in which the country is headed. so you want to spend that money to get to them to reach them with a positive message and to get them to be solid on your hand. >> jamal, are you worried about the debate? do you think the president has more ground to make up and that might influence how they spend their money? >> the president certainly has ground to make up. it wasn't the greatest debate performance anyone has ever seen, and i think he's going to have to do better in the n
are asking is who can bring back the jobs? under president obama we've lost over a half a million manufacturing jobs, and china has passed us in manufacturing. >> money, money, money being spent. boy, joining me is democratic strategist jamal sill mons, republican strategist joe watkins. good to see you guys. >> good to see you. >> good to see you, too. >> jamal, let me get your reaction. can these ads help? romney is losing ohio. the president has emphasized saving the auto industry, now the unemployment rate has gone down, but with a lot of cash can things be turned around? >> you know, at some point there's a declining significance of cash. in presidential campaigns people start paying a lot of attention to you. they pay a lot of attention especially though to their news anchor, 5:00 p.m. news anchor is the most trusted individual in most local markets. so that news show is very important. so that's why candidates go to town, they do those events, they try to make the morning and evening news so they can have an impression because people only believe half of what they see in tv
than president obama. >> i have a detailed plan to create 12 million new jobs. >> reporter: obama is celebrating this report. >> this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: a benchmark, he says, proves america is on the right track. economists say the number of new jobs being created is not enough to significantly lower the unemployment rate. the next jobs report comes out in four days before the election. reporting live on capitol hill, i'm danielle lee, news 4. >> our team coverage of the presidential election takes us to opposite cornerses of virginia. while governor romney was in coal country in abington, president obama was in fairfax. the president talked about more than just jobs today. >> hello, patriots. >> reporter: in a performing arts hall filled mostly with women, the jobs report wasn't all president obama wanted to talk about. women's health care was another focus and the president's defense of what even he now proudly calls obama care. >> i don't think a working mom in arlington should have to wait to get a mammogram because money is tight. i don't
wednesday night's debate, which drew more than 70 million viewers, large crowds awaited both candidates on the trail. president obama greeted by 30,000 in madison, wisconsin, came out ready to fight back and showed the fire he was lacking in denver. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney's been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. yet, the fellow on the stage last night, who looked like mitt romney, said he did not know anything about that. but i just want to make sure i got this straight. he'll get rid of regulations on wall street, but he's going to crack down on "sesame street." thank goodness somebody's finally cracking down on big bird. who knew he was responsible for all these deficits. >> mitt romney picked up the endorsement of the national rifle association earlier in the day yesterday. had some swagger as he walked on stage last night in fisherville, virginia. >> now, last night was an im
, morning in america, you compare the obama recovery to reagan. obama's behind by $6.9 million jobs and probably more important, it's per capita. disposable income that a lot of social scientists have found is the real key to getting re-el t re-elected and that number doesn't look too good for obama. >> you raised a number. how people feel. 67% of registered voters expect conditions will be good a year from now. daniel, what do you think? are they wrong? >> the economy will be better, but it's a question of how much better. let's not forget obama promised if he enacted his so-called stimulus, by today, the unemployment rate would be down to 5.5%. so, something's gone wrong. if you look at the minneapolis federal reserve website, there's an interactive feature that allows you to look at all the the business cycles since world war ii. it's the worst jobs performance of any president? >> let's move on. go ahead. jump in. >> you know what the problem was with that promise? they should have never made that. promises get people elected. promises get things passed, so now mitt romney says
dropped to its lowest rate in almost four years. 12 million americans are still out of work, but falling unemployment has surprised most analysts. both barack obama and mitt romney were quick to seize on the numbers. here is our north america editor. >> snow in downtown denver slow down the rush hour, that millions of americans have no need form morning haste -- no need for morning haze. how to create more jobs has been central for this election. unemployment rose after barack obama became president, peaking at just over 10%. today's figure is the first time it has been under 8% for 44 months. >> this morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. [applause] >> the good news comes at the end of a bad week for the president where he was widely derided for a lackluster debate performance. now some feel he is back. >> we have made to much progress to return to the policies that led to the crisis in the first place. i cannot allow that to happen. i will not allow that to happen. that is why i am running for a second term as president of t
't know what he was doing out there. he was in during the debate. >> president obama could have new worries today when thejobs numbers are released. economists predict it could go to 8.2%. >> an estimated 67.2 million people watched the debate between the president and mitt romney. that would be the largest television audience for presidential debates since 1992. president obama and mitt romney are set for two more debates. stay with abc 7 for continuing coverage of the presidential race. we will also have the latest information online at wjla.com. >> one of the men charged with killing an arlington health club worker scheduled to be sentenced today. roger clark pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in january. he was charged with stabbing carl diener to death as he worked to work in december 2009. clark's cousin is also charged in the murder and is scheduled to go on trial later this marked. a former parking charged with scam and parking fees the smithsonian museum in chantilly is expected to plead guilty today. he and two other people stole at least $400,000 from the facility. it
't that interesting? that money is free speech. so we have seen these floodgates' unleashed. intelligently, the obama campaign spent hundreds of millions up -- hundreds of millions of dollars while the republican campaigns went on, the vilifying mitt romney. i can show you the chart of the unfavorables as the attacks went on. i think that contributed to the polarization. hundreds of millions of dollars spent -- $4 billion, -- $9 billion, 70% of it is on negative advertising on both sides. then obviously it will have an effect on the electorate. all i can say is that there was polarization and it did not work. -- i will not go revise history, but i believe there will be major scandals, major scandals, the history of this country has been corruption, reform, corruption, reform. there are too many billions of dollars washing around our political campaigns. then i hope we will reform after that. [applause] >> the polarization you are talking about is being driven by ads, that is true, but also look at the numbers. when you were all in the house -- you four. >> right after the spanish- american war. [laug
several scenarios that have been stated. about 20 million people will lose their health care as the obama care goes into effect next year. in another. 3 million gained coverage. it will tell people all to what they will have. over the last two years health-care premiums have gone up and it has gone of slower than the past 50 years. those premiums have rearisen since 2009. >> and our political analyst jackie is here to speak about. you cannot have a off night like that what has happened with the president? i do not know what this debate was about their work to technical problems. there it was a problem for him not to check mitt romney. there were big openings for him to respond instead he'd just let it go past them. the president did not respond to a lot of things and that is what the democrats are winning florida right now. he said that not since jimmy carter faced ronald reagan that the democrats have not been embarrassingly recognize. he just did not have any energy and the debate tactics were completely wrong for the audience. for someone who has coached debates obama made some serious
-- >> the economy took center stage for most of the evening. romney accused obama of a lack of focus in his priorities. >> i do not know how the president could come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, and spend his energy and passion, for two years, fighting for obama care, instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. it has killed jobs. >> the president defended his national health care program and he called romney the wrong man to stave off future financial crises. >> does anybody out there think that the big problem we had is that there was too much oversight and regulation of wall street? because if you do, then governor romney is your candidate. >> romney has been trailing obama in the polls. it remains to be seen whether his debate performance will change the presidential race. >> the european central bank is keeping interest rates at an historic low of 0.75%, resisting pressure for cuts to boost the ailing eurozone economy. the ecb president, mario draghi, said the bank is ready to help buy eurozone bonds to help troubled eurozone member c
was in the month of august to respond to the obama team's attacks. in the month of august, president obama's campaign itself spent almost $200 million running attack ads against mitt romney. and we saw our role at restore our future to spend as much money as possible in the month of august when the romney campaign was -- had shortage of primary election money. and wasn't able to spend a lot of the money they had. so we spent money responding to the obama attacks in the months of august. >> and then decided not to spend in september is what you're saying? >> and now we're moving into our general election strategy and i think we'll be very active. >> bill, let me bring you in here. bill maher, you know about the bill maher tweet? he was not impressed. he likes to say what he thinks. sometimes maybe he should keep what he thinks to himself. but this one -- he sends a lot of tweets. i can't believe i'm saying this but obama looks like he does, in capital letters, need a teleprompter. i'm mentioning him because he's giving your super pac $1 million. an important guy to you. are you worried that
that bountiful dividend if you short the stock. along the same lines, romney claimed that obama's policies are causing an increase in the use of food stamps. >> the proof of that is one out of six people in poverty. the proof of that is we've gone from 32 million on food stamps to 47 million on food stamps. >> again, if you take romney at his word, you better dump family dollar and dollar general tomorrow. they have expanded aggressively into food to capture that gigantic increase of food stamp dollars. they've been using new freezer cases to bring food in. that's what was behind the breakout we saw the other day from family dollar's magnificent quarter. that big increase in the number of food stamp users might go away. much was made of this comment by romney -- >> i like pbs. i love big bird. i actually like you, too. >> all right. i'll make this point. stay away from the whole toy merchandise cohort. when he bad back to school numbers. no money to be made here whatsoever. finally, we got the toughest call of all, the health care gambit. a lot of mistaking people scooped up all of the dru
barack obama's disastrous debate performance in front of 67 million people. and a race fading resurfaced tape sure didn't help. why is it that liberals go absolutely berserk every time president obama is held accountable for past speeches? i don't get it. and obama loving californians are getting stick are shock. almost $6 a gallon for oil. $6 a gallon for gas and it could go up even higher before election day. how does team obama answer that? it ain't solyndra. first up, the obama campaign still shell shocked after wednesday wednesday''s debate. take a look at these recent and stunning admissions from vice president joe biden. >> up knyou know that phrase yo always use, "obama and biden want to raise taxes by $8 trillion." guess what? yes, we do in one regard. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> we want to bring on a special guest reince priebus. there's biden with a trillion dollar tax cut. the wonderful thing, there's the second one also, he said the middle class has got i don't know buried. they have gotten buried in the p
of the ads, the $250 million worth of eight ads that obama has put on television, that is not mitt romney. they now have a chance to watch him for 90 minutes. i saw a guy who really cares about people, the country. is compassionate and is willing to work hard to make things better and knows how to make things better. i think they have a different view of the candidate now. they have to go back and do the evaluation all over again. at least it will make the evaluation again. neil: i know you are a friend and confidante of the former governor. could you let me in on a secret, i suspect. did you introduce and to kathy last night? >> i think it would have been extirpate the butter and jelly sandwiches. neil: either that a red bull. but it also could be that this guy is really that smart. neil: his bain capital days. anyone who gets an m.b.a. and a law degree from harvard at the same time and graduates of the top of your class, game over. it was interesting to watch. really fascinating. >> a man to be respected and the man that will fix america. he's going to get elected. neil: we shall see. g
. >>> ann romney will be on good morning america and they are in talks with michelle obama for a similar guest appearance. >>> the neilsen ratings says more than 67 million people watched the debate between the president and the gop challenger. this was the largest tv audience for a presidential debate since 1992. that one involved bill clinton george bush and ross perot. >>> it was one year ago today we lost a genius. steve jobs he died on this day last year from pancreatic cancer. >>> well apparently 34 million dollars wasn't enough to fix the reflecting pool in front of the lincoln memorial. the national park service has once again drained the pool clean because of an algea buildup that formed after a two- year overhaul. it will remain empty for a week. algea and scum has been covering the pool since it reopened. it's been closed for two years as part of a renovation and reengineering river water from the tidal basin instead of the city drinking water. >>> well, if you don't want to go see lance armstrong plenty of other events going on around the state this weekend. for example, you
between 100,000 and 200,000 jobs a month. that's a positive swing of 1 million a month. when obama game in we are at negative 9 gdp. now we're at 2, maybe 3. positive swing of 12. the romney thesis is that the economy was getting worse. it was obama's fault, and romney was mr. fix-it. and in each of those tenets it seemed to me they have gone out the window. i think obama will start asking where is the beef. the numbers are very clear about the economic turnaround since he's been president. he has an economic jobs recovery act now which by everybody's reckoning would create somewhere between 1 million and 2 million jobs. on the other hand, you have romney who has no economic plan whatsoever other than to say i want to cut taxes below the 15% ofg dp that they are right now, and then the other night he says, well, i don't want to actually cut the actual tax rate, i want to cut rates and then i want to increase deductions and give us effectively the same amount of taxes coming into the economy which leaves him with an unutterly incoherent record. with romney you have nothing and i think th
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